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What do most Fortune 500 executives have in common? They learned important lessons on the fields and courts of their high school and collegiate sports teams. This is true for both men and women. Ernst & Young found that a whopping 94% of women holding a C-suite position, played sports. Join 11-time New York Times Best-Selling Author Don Yaeger on his journey to sit with some of the brightest executives in the world as we discuss how sports shaped their professional trajectory in life.
 
Welcome to The Common Share, a podcast about the opportunities and challenges of developing co-operative businesses. The Common Share is produced by Co-operatives First, a business development firm increasing awareness and understanding of the co-op business model and supporting co-operative business development in rural and Indigenous communities across western Canada.
 
This is a unique and special time in our lives to consider how we can lead, no matter our status in life, to cultivate a world filled with compassion and care for humanity. This podcast will provide nuggets of wisdom from wide-ranging guests who are both well regarded and humble and compassionate at their core. In each episode, Rob Dube (Best-Selling Author and Co-Founder of imageOne - a Top 25 Forbes Small Giant), interviews some of the greatest leaders to explore how their journeys and per ...
 
Discover a world of great new indie-dance, deep house, and chill-out music by tuning into 'The Dream House' - the official podcast of Dream House Beats. We virtually scour the world for the best underground deep house chill tracks and broadcast them for the world to hear. Enjoy music from across Europe, Canada, Japan and beyond, and prepare to dance (or chair-dance with your headphones if you are sitting) while listening to The Dream House. This monthly podcast is hosted by Dream House Beats ...
 
In the real estate space, stories of Realtors succeeding abound. Shows like Million Dollar Listing, Selling Sunset, and House Hunters tell the glamorous story of Realtors. We see them living the dream, making money hand over fist, with very little trouble. But we know our business isn’t like that. Our business often wears Realtors down. It can destroy our friendships, and if we’re not careful, it can weaken and even destroy our families. What often starts out as a dream to build a life of fl ...
 
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Ep. 107: New Jersey’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year shares 3 questions every leader needs to ask their employees weekly – a lesson he learned from his Hall of Fame Hockey Coach Jacques Lemaire. Visit CorporateCompetitorpodcast.com/107 for Don's episode notes and reflection questions. 9:00 How to be a consummate learner, not only from your industry bu…
 
“If you don't know where you're going, how are you making the decisions to get there?" — Ryan Tansom Ryan Tansom is founder of Arkona, a company that helps businesses grow with intention through trainings and fractional CFO services. I am thrilled to have Ryan join me on the podcast, since he and his cofounder, Pat Hobby, have been a big help to me…
 
Ep. 106: The former marine sergeant was a three-sport athlete and looks every bit like the owner of a fitness franchise, but he recognizes that it’s not about the weight on the barbell, it’s about going in and recognizing who you are there to serve. “I have a technique,” he said. “If I feel like the team is too focused on goals or KPIs, I get us ou…
 
Ep. 105: Tim Ryan is a lifelong hockey guy and current running enthusiast, but the sports metaphor he reaches for to describe his role as the US Chair & Senior Partner of global financial powerhouse PwC is football. "Too often in corporate America, we go into the huddle where we agree on a pass play but not on what routes everybody is running," he …
 
Ep. 104: Behind-the-scenes stories that only his children can offer to celebrate his 68th birthday. Learn how to be present and apply Walter’s “never die easy” code of conduct to work in your career and life. Visit https://donyaeger.com/corporate-competitor-podcast/episode-104/ a free gift and today’s show notes! Special thanks to Brian Schnorr and…
 
“We've got to get to a place where the conversations are deeper at a heart level.” — Melvin Gravely This week's guest is Melvin Gravely, entrepreneur and author of Dear White Friend. Melvin is CEO of TriVersity, a black-owned construction company in Cincinnati that was founded and continues to run under the principle that diversity brings power. He…
 
Ep. 103: Alabama Football shaped this global investment management firm executive who has led Polen Capital to earn “Best Place to Work” six years in a row. You will learn how to use storytelling to build trust in your organization and how to replace a culture of fear with one of continuous improvement. Visit https://donyaeger.com/corporate-competi…
 
Ep. 102: When Mike and Bob Bryan retired from professional tennis in 2020, they held 118 doubles titles and 16 grand slam doubles championships. They spent 439 weeks ranked #1 in the world, which doubled the streak of any other duo. And while singles tennis tends to capture the popular imagination more than doubles, the brothers' infectious energy …
 
George Mumford | In the Eye of the Hurricane “When you get rid of noise and clutter, nothing's there. But because nothing's there, there could be anything there.” — George Mumford This week I chatted with George Mumford, renowned teacher and coach on mindfulness and performance. George has worked with such athletes as Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, S…
 
Ep. 101: Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Title IX with the first woman to be signed to a collegiate scholarship at UCLA. There she earned All-American honors four times, spent her summers as a member of the U.S. Women's National Team, and won silver at the 1976 Olympics. The barrier breaker went on to have an All-Star career in women’s professi…
 
REWIND EPISODE: To celebrate Father’s Day we are highlighting an interview I did with the first family of golf when our book Best Seat in the House: 18 Golden Lessons from a Father to His Son released in 2021. Although Jack Nicklaus is widely regarded as the best golfer of all time, with a record number of PGA major championships, his life and valu…
 
There is ONE question we have asked every guest and we have compiled our favorite answers here. What are the elements that take a collection of individuals and make them a team? How can you go from just “wearing the same jersey” and “carrying the same business card” to a great team? You will learn from: (2:00) Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian. (4:00)…
 
Ep. 99: When you’ve played on teams with Kobe Bryant and LeBron James and for coaches like George Karl and Mike Krzyzewski, you know how to contribute to a team made up of talented people. Michael applied the lessons he learned from basketball to business as the founder of Twenty-Two Ventures, an angel investment company that has mentored and inves…
 
Ep. 98: Ed led the nation in stolen bases playing baseball at the University of Pacific where he learned the value of hard work. Although professional baseball in the Majors was out of his reach, Ed poured his energies into World Financial Group, one of the most prolific financial service companies in the world, achieving incredible success that ev…
 
“Conflict is the hallmark of progress, success and happiness when you deal with it well.” — Gabe Karp My guest this week is Gabe Karp, former trial attorney, venture capitalist, speaker, and author of Don't Get Mad at Penguins and Other Ways to Detox the Conflict in Your Life and Business. After ten years as a trial attorney, Gabe joined the startu…
 
Ep. 97: Virginia’s Crew team shaped one of the 100 highest-ranking women in technology who serves as Chapter Chair of YPO San Francisco Bay. In this episode, Joanna dips an oar into her experiences as an elite rower to discuss the importance of mastering the hard-won habit of learning from failure. "Einstein once said, 'If you judge a fish by its a…
 
Ep. 96: Known for his televised tightrope walks over Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, Times Square, and an active volcano, Nik has been walking the wire since he took his first steps, but he had never experienced fear until a tragic accident in 2017. For the first time, he felt overwhelming fear, and Nik had to find it in himself to move on, releas…
 
Ep. 95: With six marathons,13 half marathons, and intermual ping pong ;) to his credit, Mark Cole has earned the right to compare leadership to a running event—no, not a distance competition, but relay racing. If the two runners are out of sync during the hand-off, notes Mark, they will slow the team down regardless of how fast the individual runne…
 
Across Canada, housing costs are rising. Housing co-operatives have often been used to provide stable, affordable housing, and more people are interested in how co-ops can work in the current environment. Union Co-operative is a new housing co-op in Waterloo, Ontario that aims to provide permanent affordable housing by having members collectively p…
 
REWIND EPISODE: To celebrate Mother’s Day we are highlighting one of the first episodes we recorded with Carla Vernon. Carla’s mother Cynthia was a NASA Hidden Figure and in this episode, Carla describes her as a brave trailblazer. To all of the moms listening today, Happy Mother’s Day! I respect your commitment and appreciate all that you do! Subs…
 
“It’s very simple. Decide when you get up in the morning that you’re going to have a terrific day, no matter what happens.” — Dr. Sri Rao My guest this week is Dr. Srikumar Rao, an elite coach who works with business executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs. He is widely known for his popular course, Creativity and Personal Mastery, first devel…
 
Ep. 93: David has helped 28 NBA All-Stars reach their professional pinnacle. Since then, he has applied his mindset and leadership optimization programs to help Fortune 500 CEOs, tech moguls, Hollywood actors, and musicians develop better habits. “Since 80 percent of what we do each day is habitual,” David pointed out, “we need to be intentional ab…
 
Ep. 92: FAT Brands Inc include brands you know and love like Johnny Rockets, Fazoli’s, Fatburger, and after the largest restaurant acquisition of 2021, they now have 17 brands across 40 countries with 2,300 restaurants. How could they manage such exponential growth? According to Andy, you cannot expect to hit a grand slam without first mastering th…
 
“What does it mean to lead from a context of curiosity, to being more committed to learning than being right?” — Kaley Klemp This week, I chat with Kaley Klemp, a transformational executive and leadership coach and coauthor of The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership. She helps leaders align themselves with their priorities and values; she also h…
 
Ep. 91: World Rugby Hall of Fame inductee Phaidra Knight recently starred in Halle Berry's movie Bruised and launched an activewear collection called PSK Collective. In this episode, she recalls the moment she was blindsided, the plane ride afterward, and her "resilience" lesson that we can learn. Visit https://donyaeger.com/corporate-competitor-po…
 
REWIND EPISODE: In honor of MLB Opening Day, we are highlighting episode 14 with World Series Champion David Ross for #ThrowbackThursday. We wrote a New York Times best-selling book together that teaches how to create environments that recognize and celebrate people who can become invaluable without ever being most valuable. Download the bonus "boo…
 
Ep. 90: Jake is the founder of one of the fastest-growing sports construction companies with clients that include the NFL, SEC, Big 12, and hundreds of high schools around the country. “Above all,” he shares, “If you aspire to leadership, don't just perform well yourself, bring out the best in other people." You will learn: How the New Orleans Sain…
 
Join us for an hour-long adventure into a new world of dreamy dance, deep house chill and progressive house music. The Dream House podcast features up-and-coming deep house DJs, undiscovered yet phenomenal talent, club DJs and bedroom producers. You are all welcome in The Dream House.Official podcast of Dream House Beats.www.dreamhousebeats.comSubm…
 
Ep. 89: Dick Vitale and Jim Valvano shaped this business icon. Michael spent 33 years climbing the ladder at Xerox before OfficeMax hired him as Executive Vice President where he led a $3.6 billion dollar division. In 2012, he was named Chairman and CEO of the nutrition and weight loss company, Medifast. Under his leadership, Medifast's stock rose …
 
Ep. 88: Coach K and Duke Basketball shaped this sportscaster and lawyer. As a four-year starter on Duke’s basketball team and former member of the coaching staff of two national championship teams, Jay learned the art of being demanding without being demeaning– an art at which Jay says Coach K excelled. “He was very demanding,” noted Jay. “But his …
 
Ep 87: Baylor Men’s Basketball coach joins us to celebrate March Madness and discuss his road to the 2021 national championship that began when he turned his job interview into a successful recruiting session. Coach Drew shares a treasury of leadership learnings that reflect the rich basketball culture from which he comes. You will learn: 6:00 Habi…
 
Living in small towns shouldn't be seen as just a cheap alternative to cities. People should choose to live in rural areas because they love their communities and the lifestyle they provide. Rural futurist Mary Doyle, founder of ruralonpurpose.com, spoke to us about intentional rural living and envisioning the future of small communities.…
 
Ep. 86: Mari rose to Senior Vice President as Intuit grew from 30 to 3,000 employees and went from $7 million to $700 million in revenue. She has fashioned a 20+ year career in which she has held CEO, President, and SVP positions in startups and Fortune 50 companies and built some of the world's most successful consumer brands, including Quicken (I…
 
“A lot of being human is… pinballing around in this world, versus realizing that there's a deeper intention behind why we're here.” — Stephen Dinan A little more wisdom is never a bad thing. And it might be easier to access than you think, if you’re open-minded. My guest on the podcast this week is Stephen Dinan, a lifelong learner who now helps ot…
 
Ep. 85: With 1M TikTok followers — tripple any Major League Baseball team — the minor league baseball team in Savannah, Georgia creates raving fans. In this episode, the team's owner Jesse Cole helps you design the ultimate customer experience through tools that identify friction points in your current processes. Visit https://donyaeger.com/corpora…
 
Ep. 84: Tennessee Basketball shaped the first woman to dunk in a nationally televised basketball game. At six-foot-five inches tall, the Pensacola native commands a sweeping view of the impact sports can have on business leadership. “As you progress in your life, you’ll only be alone if you don't bring someone along with you,” she observed. Michell…
 
“My mind has caused me tremendous pain in my life that has felt outside of my control. But I can build a relationship with it, and ultimately, my mind can be a good place to be.” — Matthew Hepburn Your mind tries so hard to take care of you: Give it a little credit and a little help. This week’s guest is Matthew Hepburn, a meditation teacher who kn…
 
Ep. 83: When Chris became the first person with Down syndrome to complete an IRONMAN Triathlon, he etched his name in the Guinness Book of World Records and received the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance from Tim Tebow at the ESPYS. The process that got Chris over the finish line was a self-improvement model they developed called 1% Better. Today, the…
 
Ep. 82: Dr. Rice was the first woman on the College Football Playoff Committee and one of the first two women to be invited to join the previously all-male Augusta National Golf Course. You may know her as Secretary of State, National Security Advisor, and Director of Stanford’s Hoover Institution, but in this episode, you will learn her background…
 
Co-ops tend to choose their boards of directors through elections at their annual meetings. But are there other methods? In this episode, Dr. Simon Pek from the University of Victoria discusses the idea of using a lottery instead of an election to select a co-op board. Check out this episode for a breakdown of an interesting and innovative democrat…
 
“We need to find the interruptions that bring us out of the state of anxiety and into the present moment long enough that we can make better choices.” — Lodro Rinzler You can’t completely avoid stress — so prepare yourself with the best tools available to manage it. Lodro Rinzler has been practicing meditation since he was a child, and teaching it …
 
Ep. 81: Football and basketball shaped Don Yaeger! This episode caps off a month of podcasts featuring John C. Maxwell’s League of Extraordinary Leaders: Joel Manby, Valorie Burton, Tim Elmore, and Jeff Henderson. In this episode, you will learn: How to establish rapport during an interview. Why Michael Jordan opened up to Don about his relationshi…
 
Ep. 80: Basketball shaped this leader who Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy called “one of the five greatest people ever to work at Chick-Fil-A.” Jeff has founded a new company called The For Company, which helps individuals and organizations achieve excellence by answering two key questions: “What are we known for? And what do we want to be known for?” Th…
 
“Every person has the opportunity to discover what their language is in the business world. The more time they spend living that language, the better they will do.” — Lewis Schiff Being an entrepreneur gives you the freedom to get hands-on in every area of business. The best entrepreneurs learn which parts they excel at and which ones are better le…
 
Ep. 79: Track shaped this author of 37 books. Tim Elmore has helped sports powerhouses like Ohio State and LSU, and corporate juggernauts like Home Depot and Chick-fil-A, improve team performance by visualizing excellence while learning to embrace ideas that may seem contradictory at first but can lead to great insight. You will learn: What Martin …
 
Not every co-op project works out. Sometimes groups with good intentions decide the business won't pan out the way they'd hoped — but even the "unsuccessful" projects provide valuable progress. In this episode, Co-operatives First board member and cattle producer Eric Moes talks about starting and ultimately letting go of a co-op project, and the l…
 
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